As we honour international women’s day on the 8th March “empowerFULL” is launching the #WhatIf campaign to support women’s empowerment journey.
The #WhatIf campaign aims to share stories of women who have followed their dreams regardless of their journey’s barriers.
Inspiring women from all around the world have shared a challenging question starting with #WhatIf and some tips on how they have challenged limiting beliefs.
We present you with Marianne Hermsen, a Women Empowerment Coach, and International Coach Trainer. She is also affiliated with the Co-Active Training Institute, the USA as an international coach trainer and examiner. You can find more about her work at www.mariannehermsen.com.
Marianne Hermsen, Women Empowerment Coach, International Coach Trainer
#What if… you believed you could?
In 2007 I bought the book “The Dark Side of the Light Chasers” by Debbie Ford.
The decision to start my coach training was the beginning of a continuously expanding library of self-help books.
I remember that rainy morning in October, while I was having a skype session with my coach.
I was just about to tell him about this book when suddenly the subtitle caught my eyes.
I started to cry.
It was as if those words had been written just for me:
“Reclaim your power, creativity, and brilliance”.
It was those 6 simple words that shifted something in me for good.
From that moment on I decided to let go of false modesty, to acknowledge that I was talented and that one day I would be a master coach, supporting women to reclaim their brilliance and embrace who they really are.
What if you allow yourself to dream bigger, nourish that dream on a daily basis, by feeling it, imagining it, and eventually act on it? What would be possible for you then?